Tauranga weather wrap with Rosalie

Today the weather forecast is for morning rain then showers with a chance of thunder.  It's a one layer of clothing day today with a high of 24 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. The southwesterly breeze should turn to a northerly.   Check... Read More

Tauranga rubbish being wasted

A summer audit of Tauranga's rubbish shows that residents are wasting their rubbish - most of what is going in the rubbish can be recycled or composted. Tauranga City Council environmental committee members heard this week the results of the audit,... Read More

Thunderstorms possible in the Bay today

UPDATED 9.42AM: A low over Bay of Plenty and Waikato is forecast to weaken and move southwards, bringing rain to parts of the North Island.   Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato and Bay of Plenty will see some heavy and possibly thundery... Read More

Council to reimburse water customers

People affected by the recent water issues in Pukehina Beach, Paengaroa, Maketu, Little Waihi and Pongakawa will be reimbursed through their next water account with a $5 discount. The discount is to compensate customers who took Council's advice... Read More

Half a month of rain in a morning

If you felt yesterday's rain was more than usual for this time of year, you're not alone. Tauranga was saturated by half its monthly average rainfall, causing widespread flooding in the area. MetService meteorologist Peter Little says there... Read More

Category 4 cyclone grips Queensland

Queensland's Whitsunday Islands are being lashed by 180km/h winds as Cyclone Debbie bears down on the state's north coast, where it's already cut power, snapped trees and sent roofing iron tumbling down the streets of mainland towns. The... Read More

Reward for aggressive pest bird sighting

The Ministry for Primary Industries continues to offer a $1000 reward to Bay of Plenty residents who report sightings of an aggressive pest bird, the red-vented bulbul. The Ministry is working in partnership with the Department of Conservation and local... Read More

Warmer temperatures on the way

MetService forecasters are watching a complex low pressure system over the country, which has been delivering significant rainfall to the upper North Island. The low is expected to move southeast and away from the North Island by Wednesday, as a welcome... Read More

WBOP water problems continue

The all-clear has been given for water in the eastern part of the Western Bay District apart from three roads close to the Pongakawa water treatment plant. Residents are still advised to test water before drinking or bathing as a precaution.  Council... Read More

Flooding closes transfer station

Maleme Street Transfer Station is closed to the public due to flooding. "We will update when the situation changes," says a statement from Tauranga City Council. "Commercial vehicles can still enter.  "Te Maunga Transfer Station is open to all... Read More



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